Croatia Tier 2

2. HNL

League Guide & Facts


  • The second tier of Croatian Football

  • 16 teams

  • Teams play each other twice (30 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw

Promotion

  • Winner of league promoted

  • Second place team plays playoff against team from the league above

Relegation

  • Bottom 5 teams relegated to unplayable regional leagues

Other

  • B teams are not allowed to be promoted from this division

  • Dinamo Il and Osijek Il and are unplayable in the game

  • The match squad must have no more than 3 non-EU players.

  • There must be at least 3 under-21 players in the playing 11. (Born after 1/7/1999)

  • The match squad must have at least 10 players trained by a club in Croatia.

  • Players under 17 are not allowed to play.


Location of Clubs


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

The Balkans Journeyman


Optional


*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds

*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save



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Club Culture


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Facilities

Facilities Explained

Training Facilities

The better the training facilities the more chance (already visible) players will develop.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Youth Facilities

The training facilities available for Juniors (only).

Does NOT apply to visible players already at the club. All visible players currently at the club use Training Facilities regardless of age.

In theory the better these facilities the greater your players will be developed on the day of intake. But there are a lot of factors at play.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Junior Coaching

The quality and quantity of unseen youth coaches that affects the quality of players in your youth intake

Junior coaching is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Youth Recruitment

This determines how large a pool of players your team can recruit from. It is the size of your recruitment network. It increases your chances of getting the best young players from your area, nation and beyond.

Some clubs of course will have no youth recruitment at all, which means no youth intakes.

Recruitment is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Limited

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional



BSK Bijelo Brdo


Cibalia


Croatia Zmijavci


Dinamo II


Dubrava


Dugopolje


Inter Zaprešić


Jarun


Kustošija


Opatija


Orijent 1919


Osijek II


Rudeš


Sesvete


Solin


Varaždin


Croatia in Pictures

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